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The European Commission announces the 100 selected cities to join the Cities Mission

2022-04-28T12:45:27+02:00

Today, the European Commission published the list of the 100 EU cities that have been selected to be part of the EU Mission for 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030, also known as the Cities Mission. The designated cities come from all 27 EU countries, with 12 additional cities coming from countries associated or with the potential of being associated to Horizon Europe. These cities were selected from among 362 eligible cities that expressed an interest in becoming climate-neutral by 2030. The Cities Mission will now work with different stakeholders to ensure that the designated cities reach climate neutrality [...]

The European Commission announces the 100 selected cities to join the Cities Mission2022-04-28T12:45:27+02:00

City Needs, Drivers and Barriers towards Climate Neutrality

2022-04-23T07:55:20+02:00

NetZeroCities has published the report City Needs, Drivers and Barriers Towards Climate Neutrality that compiles the experiences of a sample of 64 participating cities from 22 EU Member States and 3 Associated Countries in the fight for climate neutrality. The cities represented, cover a wide range of population sizes and are at different stages of the climate neutrality journey. Through ten focus group discussions with city representatives, the NZC team analysed the reasons for why a city would like to become climate neutral (drivers), the difficulties hindering the journey (barriers) and the components an enabling environment should have (needs). The insights [...]

City Needs, Drivers and Barriers towards Climate Neutrality2022-04-23T07:55:20+02:00

NetZeroCities at the High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions

2022-03-23T15:37:45+01:00

On 21 March 2022 the NetZeroCities team was present at the High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions that took place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris and online. The conference was dedicated to the newly launched EU Missions that aim to tackle some of the main challenges we are facing today: adapting to climate change, beating cancer, restoring oceans and waters, living in climate-neutral and smart cities, and ensuring soils’ health. In the morning NetZeroCities representatives joined the workshop Cities - Establish more than 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 and encourage all other [...]

NetZeroCities at the High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions2022-03-23T15:37:45+01:00

NZC will be present at the High-level Event on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions

2022-04-22T11:21:17+02:00

In the context of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) is holding a High-level Conference on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions on 21 March 2022 at the Iena Palace in Paris and online.  This conference will be dedicated to the EU missions, a new element of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme launched by the European Commission in September 2021. The five EU missions aim at providing concrete solutions to tackle some of the greatest challenges we are facing today: adapting to climate change, beating cancer, [...]

NZC will be present at the High-level Event on Civic Engagement in the EU Missions2022-04-22T11:21:17+02:00

Over 180 applications from 25 countries received to join the NetZeroCities City Panels

2022-02-22T11:35:29+01:00

NetZeroCities has received over 180 applications from 25 countries to join the City Panels that will help shape the tools and services cities will use in their journey towards climate neutrality. The project has received 106 applications for the Strategic Panel and 74 for the Practitioner Panel. The reasons expressed to participate in the city panels and the level of ambition and commitment to climate neutrality shown in the applications received are truly encouraging. The project looks forward to work with the selected applicants to help cities reach net zero and thereby support the EU Mission on 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart [...]

Over 180 applications from 25 countries received to join the NetZeroCities City Panels2022-02-22T11:35:29+01:00

377 cities from all 27 EU countries applied to the Cities Mission call

2022-02-10T11:30:35+01:00

377 cities from all 27 EU Member States and associated countries applied to Horizon's Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities. The EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities aims to deliver  climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030 and ensure that these cities act as experimentation and innovation hubs to enable all European cities to become climate-neutral by 2050. The 377 cities that expressed an interest in becoming climate neutral by 2030 submitted information on their current situation and future plans to reach that target. The Cities Mission will now work with independent experts to assess the cities and will announce [...]

377 cities from all 27 EU countries applied to the Cities Mission call2022-02-10T11:30:35+01:00

Eurocities is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to work on the NZC project

2022-02-14T18:04:59+01:00

NZC partner Eurocities, a major network of European cities, is recruiting a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to work on the NZC project. The selected person will connect cities with the support for their needs that the NZC project offers via its One Stop Shop Platform and its consortium expertise. The Climate Neutral Cities Advisor will help cities on their journey towards climate neutrality by: Linking city counterparts to individuals from the consortium or other cities that have relevant expertise or experience Supporting the first cohort of cities through the CCC process, facilitating the development of commitments, and action and investment plans. [...]

Eurocities is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to work on the NZC project2022-02-14T18:04:59+01:00

The EC publishes its yearly mapping report EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities

2022-02-14T17:57:19+01:00

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has recently published its yearly mapping report EU Research and Innovation for and with Cities that provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation actions to help cities accelerate their transition towards sustainability and climate neutrality. The report describes city actions, initiatives, platforms and networks funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and presents policy priorities and future trends under Horizon Europe. A large number of projects working on sustainable urban development are showcased in this publication. The report also covers EU international cooperation on cities through different programmes and [...]

The EC publishes its yearly mapping report EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities2022-02-14T17:57:19+01:00
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